World Food Programme recruits 01 Nutritionist (Deputy Nutrition Cluster Coordinator)
World Food Programme
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Opportunités de carrière : Nutritionist (Deputy Nutrition Cluster Coordinator), FT NOC Mogadishu (129957)
Posting Dates :
Date of Issue : 9th November 2020 Closing Date: 22nd November 2020
Organizational Background : The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
The World Food Programme Somalia activities include relief assistance, safety-net support including school feeding, nutrition programmes and livelihood support through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers and capacity strengthening.
Despite recent progress, nutritional risks and vulnerabilities remain high. In the past few years, the typical country-wide median prevalence of Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) in Somalia has been significantly higher than the WHO emergency threshold of 15%. Current nutrition analysis reveals a sustained serious acute malnutrition that continues to be a significant public health problem. The need for comprehensive and coordinated humanitarian response of high standard of predictability, accountability and in partnership with key stakeholders is of paramount importance. In order to achieve more nutrition strategic responses and better prioritization of available resources there is a need to clarify better the roles and responsibilities of humanitarian organizations within the cluster at all levels as well as strengthening coordination capacity at all levels.
This role will be responsible for supporting the national and sub-national cluster coordination mechanisms to ensure integrated nutrition services in emergency response and real time monitoring information to make informed and evidence-based strategic decisions. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Nutrition. He/she will directly work with the technical WFP nutrition team. For cluster related responsibilities, the incumbent will work with Nutrition Cluster Coordinator (NCC) for the establishment of daily tasks and activities.
The position will be based in Mogadishu ensuring regular contact with Somalia coordination hubs, WFP’s and UNICEF’s Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation section as well as WFP’s and UNICEF’s Regular Programmes in Somalia, along with NGO partners and other interlocutors.
This position is open to qualified Somali candidates. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities : 1. Support the Nutrition Coordination Cluster (NCC) in the identification of key partners:•Identify key humanitarian partners in the nutrition sector, respecting their respective mandates and program priorities;•With support from the Information Manager, carry out capacity mapping of all current actors – government, national and international humanitarian organizations as well as national institutions, the private sector and market access to materials and services.2. Assist the NCC in the establishment and maintenance of appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanisms:•Establish and maintain appropriate coordination mechanisms (national and regional) between all nutrition humanitarian partners;•Ensure full integration of cross-cutting issues such as human rights, HIV, age, gender and environment, utilizing participatory and community-based approaches in all nutrition programming;•Work closely with cluster participants in responding to needs, gaps identification and filling, ensuring an appropriate distribution of responsibilities within the cluster, with clearly defined focal points for specific issues;•Ensure that nutrition cluster participants work collectively, ensuring the complementarities of the various stake holder’s actions;•Promote emergency response actions while at the same time considering the need for early recovery planning as well as prevention and risk reduction concerns;•Ensure effective links with other clusters especially Health, WASH, Food Security, and Education;•Represent the interests of the cluster in discussions with the Humanitarian Coordinator on prioritization, resource mobilization and advocacy.3. Support cluster planning and strategy development:•Conduct needs assessment and analysis; develop of standard assessment formats for use within the cluster;•Develop/update agreed response strategies and action plans for the cluster and ensure that these are adequately reflected in the overall country strategies, such as the consolidated appeal process (CAP).4. Support the Application of Standards by the cluster:•Ensure that cluster participants are aware of relevant nutrition policy guidelines, technical standards and relevant commitments that the Government/concerned authorities have undertaken under international human rights law;•Ensure that the ongoing nutrition responses are in line with existing policy guidance, technical standards, and relevant Government/local authorities’ policies.5. Support the Monitoring and reporting mechanism:•Ensure analytical interpretation of best available information in order to benchmark progress of the nutrition emergency response over time;•Ensure regular reporting against cluster indicators of service delivery (quantity, quality, coverage, continuity and cost) supports analysis of cluster in closing gaps and measuring impact of nutrition interventions.6. Assist the NCC in Advocacy and resource mobilization:•Identify core advocacy concerns, including resource requirements, and contribute key messages to broader advocacy initiatives of the Humanitarian Coordinators and other actors;•Advocate for donors to fund cluster participants to carry out priority activities in nutrition, while at the same time encouraging cluster participants to mobilize resources for their activities through the usual channels.7. Support Training and capacity building of partners:•Promote and support training and capacity building of nutrition partners, based on the mapping and understanding of available capacity;•Support short to long term efforts to strengthen the capacity of all the nutrition partners.8. Act as the cluster lead in the absence of the cluster coordinator and perform general cluster coordination related duties.9. Systematic Advocacy for WFP’s mandate and activities:•Ensure that the WFP mandate and activities for the treatment of moderate malnutrition and prevention of malnutrition including for women and girls, are systematically and adequately represented and advocated for in different forums.•Ensure that the WFP inputs to the cluster and OCHA reporting is up-to-date and in line with WFP’s own reporting; 10. Support to WFP specific nutrition programmes under the direct supervision from the Head and Deputy Head of Nutrition, in the areas of: •Design the operational plan of the nutrition programme•Engage with the Government at both federal and state level•Analyse and review programme coverage•Carry out Nutrition reporting•Support partners’ capacity building11. Any other support required to the WFP nutrition programme.
Minimum Qualifications :Education : University degree, preferably at the advanced level, in Nutrition, International Health & Nutrition, Public Health & Nutrition Policy and Management, Family Health & Nutrition, Food Security, Food Technology or other related fields.
Experience : At least 5 years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in nutrition, public health management, development projects, emergency assistance, and/or operational aspects of national, bilateral or multilateral food assistance. Experience in survey methodologies, nutrition assessment and relevant data analysis; Food security and multisector programme knowledge and experience are desirable.
Language : Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali is a requirement.
Knowledge & Skills :
• Strong knowledge of nutrition and recent developments in the field;• Knowledge of sound research methods and monitoring and evaluation standards;• Understanding of donor policies, strategies, and programme priorities;• Advanced computer skills with at least intermediate proficiency in windows-based word processing, spreadsheet and nutrition/public health software (i.e. EPI Info);• General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing administration is highly desirable;• In-depth knowledge of relevant field of specialization (nutrition, public health, development or other) is an asset; • Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative health/nutrition survey techniques is an added value Hands on experience in International NGOs is an added advantage.
Application Instructions : Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment.
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. WFP seeks applicants of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.WFP is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. Selection of candidates is made on a competitive basis.
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.POSTULER